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Property tax 'could double as data collection tool', say tax experts

The controversial new tax will allow Revenue to police people's finances and identify non-compliant taxpayers, experts have warned.

17th March, 2013

The controversial new property tax will act as a massive data collection exercise for the Revenue Commissioners and will put the spotlight on non-compliant taxpayers, tax experts have warned.

Martin Phelan, president of the Irish Tax Institute, said the "breadth and detail of the data and intelligence that Revenue will glean from all the property tax returns" could represent one of the greatest data collection exercises in Revenue's history.

While Brian Keegan, director of taxation...

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